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Oompa-Loompas . . .

I fooled around with the blog last night, and I’m not sure what I actually did, but apparently readers are getting the blog via email again. Hope it holds.

This morning I put in a call to Snooze to see if anyone had found Jan’s Opal Ring and turned it in. But no luck. I also checked out the parking lot at work but no luck there either.

I spent pretty much all day at work retro-fitting all our inventory of Red and Black Electrode Cords to use the new banana plugs that came in yesterday.

New Banana Plugs 2

They’re really easy to install, and because they have setscrews locking down both the wire and the insulation in place, meaning it won’t be easy to pull it apart. I was also happy to discover that though the barrel looks like metal, it’s non-conductive plastic.

Brandi’s office always dresses up in theme costumes for Halloween, and this year it was Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Brandi Oompa-Loompas

That’s Brandi the second in line as one of the Oompa-Loompas.

When we were at WalMart yesterday, I came across this great example of a Chevy Nomad.

Chevy Nomad 1

Chevy Nomad 2

Based on Internet photos, I think it’s a 1955 model. In later years, the tailfins became more pronounced.

One thing interesting was the paint finish. It’s a completely flat finish with no shine. At first I thought it might have been a primer undercoat, but getting closer, it’s a very nice smooth finish, just no gloss. I guess it saves on waxing.

Now that Halloween is over, Jan’s started putting together her Christmas wardrobe with this shirt that came in today.

Long Sleeve Cat Christmas Shirt

Too bad it doesn’t light up. I did tell Jan that I could make it light up for her, but I think she’s afraid she’ll get electrocuted.

Tomorrow looks to be nice enough to try and install my new oil filter adapter on the rig. If everything goes OK, then it should only take an hour or so.

Of course, seldom does everything go OK.


Thought For The Day:

Remember the Good Ole Days when you could mail-order your own Nazi 20mm Anti-Tank Gun?

anti-tank-gun

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3 Responses to Oompa-Loompas . . .

  1. Nick Russell says:

    The bodies of the 55 and 56 Chevrolet’s are the same. An easy way to tell the difference is the chrome strip down the sides. On a 55 it’s straight, like this one. On a 56 they curve down past the rear tires. Thar’s assuming nobody took the chrome off, which some people did over the years.

  2. David McCullers says:

    Greg, I hate to correct you, but, that is a basic 55 Chevy station wagon and not a Nomad.

    • gregwhite says:

      David,

      All I can say is that then it must be masquerading as one since it had a Nomad nameplate on the glovebox door.

      That’s what I was really going by. But you very possibly could be right.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

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